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, a new report for the government. and absolutely slams freddy mack. why? >> troubling reports concerning freddie mac, inspector general of the federal housing finance agency, saying they aren't doing such a good job of working out complaints from homeowners. they found that freddie's eight biggest servicers resolved more than 25,000 complaints. that sounds great, but they failed to take care of more than 20% of them in the required 30-day window. that's even after they moved the case up the chain of command. a huge problem, when it comes to serious complaints like servicing fraud and improper foreclosures, what it means, people could potentially lose their homes while these services are twiddling their thumbs on cases. the report it found that four of freddie servicers never reported any cases in this period, even though they handled more than 20,000 of them, so this watchdog agency put out recommendations. we'll see if those recommendations go anywhere. carol. >> alison kosik live from the new york stock exchange. >>> a little politics/entertainment. a fresh dose of sarah palin when she
they discussed, but there are lots of things on the plate of the new pope who has to deal with governance within the vatican, its finances, all the challenges facing the church. it was a historic first. it's never been seen before that two popes both dressed in white, prayed together, ate together and spent quality time together. >> oh my goodness, so what maybe next for pope benedict? or not pope benedict, for pope francis. >> reporter: the pope emeritus, looking at the pictures, he looks quite frail. he said he wants to be hidden from the world. we understand that some time within the next month, he'll be moving to a converted monastery on the grounds of the vatican, but he's a studious man. he's not interested in having an active public life. he's made that quite clear. so our understanding is it will be sort of a life of contemplation, study and writing in the back gardens of the vatican. not a bad place to spend your retirement. >> not bad at all. ben wedeman, thanks so much from rome. >>> earlier today the u.s. senate passed its version of the federal budget. it's mostly symbolic since it
. >> former astronaut ed lu testified today. he and other experts are pushing congress for new government spending to help stop asteroids. their request may hit budget realities here on earth, though. >>> president barack obama filled out his nca a brackets fr the fifth year in a row. obama picked the hoosiers over the cardinals to win the championship held in atlanta. >>> now he's in israel, jerusalem to be specific. we're awaiting a press conference with israeli president benjamin netanyahu and the president of the united states, barack obama. this is kevin.male an] to prove to you that aleve is the better choice for him, he's agreed to give it up. that's today? [ male announcer ] we'll be with him all day as he goes back to taking tylenol. i was okay, but after lunch my knee started to hurt again. and now i've got to take more pills. ♪ yup. another pill stop. can i get my aleve back yet? ♪ for my pain, i want my aleve. ♪ [ male announcer ] look for the easy-open red arthritis cap. [ kids ] yes! it's better to be fast to not be bitten by a werewolf and then you'll be turned into o
the iranian government forsakes nuclear weapons. peace is far more preferable to war. and the inevitable costs, the unintended consequences that would come with war means that we have to do everything we can to try to resolve this diplomatic. because of the cooperation between our governments, we know that there remains time to pursue a diplomatic resolution. that's what america will do, with clear eyes, working with a world that's united, and with the sense of urgency that's required. but iran must know this time is not unlimited. and've made the position of the united states of america clear. iran must not get a nuclear weapon. this is not a danger that can be contained. and as president, i've said all options are on the table for achieving our objectives. america will do what we must to prevent a nuclear-armed iran. for young israelis, i know that these issues of security are rooted in an experience that's even more fundamental than the pressing threat of the day. you live in a neighborhood where many of your neighbors have rejected the right of your nation to exis
is defined in 41 states and the federal government as a union of a man and a woman, a husband and wife. and the case before the supreme court is asking the court to strike down those laws and redefine that, and use the force of government to force everyone to accept the new definition of government. >> if each of you has 30 seconds to make your case before the supreme court, what would it be? >> the reason is not because of my romantic life. it's because men and women produce children. children needs mothers and fathers, and marriage is the institution that united nations a man and woman as husband and wife and be mother and father. children do best when raised by their married mother and father. and that's why government's in the marriage business. all americans are free to live and to love as they choose. but no one has the right to redefine marriage for everyone. >> ryan, there is so much wrong in what you said, that children do best when they're with their married parents. >> you really don't believe that children need a mom and dad? >> not all parents are good parents. that's the
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proof of chemical weapons being used by the government in syria. so i think the two actually see eye-to-eye on that. i think the big problem really has been iran. they don't -- the u.s. and israel don't see eye-to-eye, but they have each other's back. i think that's kind of, you know, the best way to put it. it is -- it has long been the u.s.'s strongest ally in the middle east. and the u.s. has been israel's biggest friend. that doesn't mean that there haven't been a lot of bumps along the road. and there have been again particularly for these two men and it's been around iran. i know one of the reasons that the president took this trip and one of the things he wants to emphasize here is to assure the israelis, not just benjamin netanyahu, but the israelis at large that the u.s. will not let iran acquire a nuclear weapon. there's still probably going to be a difference of opinion about when one might say, hey, too late, we've got to move. nonetheless it's important that they have the same goals. they don't always see eye-to-eye on how to get there. >> candy crowley, host of "state o
counterparts about what's going on in syria. did the government in syria use chemical weapons against its own people. that's a big question. obviously the nuclear showdown with iran. the presidentister wants assurance if that diplomacy doesn't bear fruit that the president of the united states is prepared to put the military option on the table. and, yes, the president did say he wants to have peace in the holy land and he will make that a priority. no accident the president says that this is the first international trip of his second term. >> this is no accident. across this region, the winds of change bring both promise and peril. so i see this visit as an opportunity to reaffirm the unbreakable bond between our nations, to restate america's unwavering commitment to israel's security, and to speak directly to the people of israel and to your neighbors. >> reporter: now, remember, carol, the first big trip of the president's first term was that trip to cairo. he gave that big speech promising more outreach to the arab and muslim world. some israelis took offense, they didn't think he took en
by president perez. there were many other high profile government officials in attendance. one face in the crowd was memorable. the first miss israel with ethiopian heritage since the pageant began in 1950. the orphan came to live with her grandparents at 12. president obama has long been one of her idols. she said a recent trip to her homeland showed her how far she'd come. [ speaking in a foreign language ] >> translator: i stood there as a girl who finished the israeli army as an officer and thought how much a person can go through in nine, ten years. i learned a new language and culture. i enlisted and trained people and returned as a totally different person. >> aynaw will represent miss israel at the first world pageant in jakarta this september. >>> before becoming pope former cardinal bergoglio addressed the role of celibacy for priests. could it come to an end? that's next. >>> and something we all take for granted -- clean water. worldwide one in six people don't have access to this basic necessity. one person is trying to change it by bringing water to communities around
insurgents to the afghan government. the prison adjacent to the bagram air base has been the source of friction between two sides. the move comes as secretary of state john kerry arrived in kabul for talks with hamid karzai. >>> ford is apologizing for this. an ad. one by ford's unit in it india features caricature of still scr silvio berlusconi and in the back a trio of women tied up and gagaed a gaged. ford i said i can't says the adds were never used commercially, but did appear without authorization on an advertising website along with ford, the indian firm that created the ads and its british parent company have condemned those ads. not surprisingly. >>> want to take you to phoenix now. the jodi arias murder trial picking right back up where it left off. it's bound to be another very difficult week for the man on the left because he is the woman on the right's psychologist's. it will be a battle of the experts and a prosecutor stands ready to pounce. what's this? uhh, it's my geico insurance id card, sir. it's digital, uh, pretty cool right? maybe. you know why i pulled you ove
good to that and does the government have a legitimate interest in protecting and strengthening? that's the issue. >> i was talking to the television and kept saying not true. as he was saying that. not true, not true. if you look at the studies. studies show the exact opposite of what ralph reid was saying. what do you say that? >> you know, i have no issue with ralph reed. i have to tell you i found that is painful. it pained me he was saying those things while sitting next to our cnn colleague, hillary rosen, who is a gay mother devoted to her two children. i don't think any of us can lay judgment on the type of mother little hillary rosen or any the other parents are. we have to understand as society, that sexuality, is not equivalent to morality. and there can be bad parents that are heterosexual. there can be bad parents homosexual. that's not because of sexuality. it is because they are a good parent or bad parent. and i think that it is cruel to tell a child of a loving gay couple that they are less functional and less normal and that their parents less fit to be parents. let'
by the government grinch? the easter bunny, a victim of sequestration? well, nothing is definitely yet, but guests have been warned. politico go this explanation from a white house official. "because we distribute tickets to the easter egg roll far in advance, we alerted all ticket holders that this event is subject to cancelation, due to funding uncertainty, including the possibility of a government shutdown. however, we are currently proceeding as planned with the easter egg roll." republicans are doubtful. newt gingrich shared his outrage on twitter. shaleless! how else can you describe the threat to cancel white house easter egg hunt? maybe ma lettic, demagoguic. you try to fin the right words." we'll try to describe it at the bottom hour. >>> voters in south carolina heading to the polls for today's primary to choose the next house representative. one of those candidates just happens to be stephen colbert's sister, her name is elizabeth colbert bush. yes, she pronounces her name differently. in a rare interview, we see the serious side of stephen colbert. he sat down with jake tapper, host of
no idea what the federal government is going to do. if they step in with an injunction, we won't implement based on the dates in 502, but i don't see that will stop us in putting together the framework. >> financial terms of the deal still are being negotiated, but it is budgeted at $100,000 a year. there was one final question for the weed wardens >> how many of you currently consume cannabis. >> clearly i don't think that's relevant to the project. all of our consultants are law abiding citizens. >> that was casey wyan reporting. trying to make sure the pot industry stays within legal limits isn't going to be an easy job. you just heard that. let's bring in the bo tech analysis corporation chief and ucla professor mark kleinman joining us. he is the author of "marijuana legalization, what everyone needs to know." your company has a huge task ahead. how does the industry get built from scratch so to speak? what do you advise? how do you advise as to what is going to unfold since it is kind of uncharted territory. >> it is indeed uncharted territory, and the voters wrote a fairly specific
. has sad's regime, they're blaming the rebelses, they're blaming the government. so who has the access to the chemical weapons? who has the most to gain from this? >> reporter: first off there is no definite proof that chemical weapons were used. what we do know is in an area near allepo, both the regime and reb bem belels are saying some gas was given off and we've seen pictures taken from a hospital showing some soldiers and civilians obviously suffering from the effects of gas. this appears to have landed very close to rebel regime lines, but actually hit the regime more hard. as you said earlier, the rebels don't really have the chemical weapons and if they did, that would suggest the assad stockpile has fallen into their hands. the regime is saying the rebels did have it, but the assad regime are the ones with the large chemical stockpile. once again no definitive proof they were used at all, but a serious development. >> one that the president had spoken about hypothetically back in august when he used the words red line. here he was in august. >> we have been very clear to the a
was a tribute to your extraordinary life, in which you held virtually every position in the israeli government. so today was another opportunity for me to benefit from the president's perspective on a whole range of topics, from the historic changes that are taking place across the region, to the perils of a nuclear-armed iran, to the imperatives of peace between israelis and palestinians, to the promise of our digital age. and i should note that one of the advantages of talking to president peres is not only does he have astonishing vision, but he's also a pretty practical minded politician. and consistently has good advice in terms of how we can approach many of these problems. i reaffirmed to president peres, as i will throughout my visit, that in this work, the state of israel will have no greater friend than the united states. and the work we do in our time will make it more likely that the children that we saw today, alongside children from throughout the region, have the opportunity for security and peace and prosperity. you know, this obligation to future generations, i think, was well
has avoided a government shutdown. earlier today the house approved legislation to fund the government through september. the measure cleared the senate wednesday and now goes to president obama to be signed into law. if the new spending bill wasn't passed before march 27th, it would have resulted in a partial shutdown of federal agencies and other programs. >>> a man in prison for more than two decades for the killing of a brooklyn rabbi is expected to be set free. in 1981 -- '91 rather he was convicted in the murder of the rabbi. the rabbi was shot by a man running from a botched robbery. now it appears the case against ranta has fallen apart. the defense and even the prosecution believe detectives coaxed witnesses and witnesses lied. prosecutors think the real killer died in a car crash two months after the murder. >>> for days prosecutors in the jodi arias murder trial have grilled a key defense witness. now, it's the jury's turn to question the psychologist, richard samuels. ted rowlands is outside the courthouse in phoenix for us. ted, samuels claims that arias doesn't remember s
to your government and said, we want a new israel, different israel. don, we could talk an hour about the obstacles of peace, but nudge your side to move forward, hopefully young palestinians will nudge their side. might say the president trying a new grassroots approach here in israel. >> i want you to listen to this, john, again. he spoke of a meeting he had with palestinian youth. >> talking to them, they weren't that different from my daughters. they weren't that different from your daughters. or sons. i honestly believe that if any israeli parent sat down with those kids, they'd say, i want these kids to succeed. i want them to prosper. i want them to have opportunities. >> john king, that's all well and good, lovely words, but let's talk about actions, specifically this. iraq has fired at israel today during the president's visit. fired, in fact, from gaza, whose palestinian leaders refuse to accept israel's right to exist. despite the applause the president got, his new offensive, as you said, new approach is use offensive. a lot of israelis will say this is our reality, correc
out right now. it is up roughly 84 points. a government spokesperson inside cyprus says officials could make a decision later on today. cyprus is facing a monday deadline to come up with $7.5 billion in order to secure a bailout from the european union and the international monetary fund. all right. the faa today announces it is cutting funding to 189 air traffic control towers because of those forced spending cuts. at least three of the towers were built with federal stimulus money and have just recently opened. the faa is furloughing employees and eliminating shifts at some towers. the agency says the towers targeted for closure are at lower volume airports with fewer than 150,000 takeoffs or landings in a year's span. >>> to politics now. we're seeing signs that congress is moving closer to comprehensive immigration reform. some leading conservatives now say they will support a path to citizenship for undocumented immigrants. congressman paul ryan spelled out his position in "the situation room" with wolf blitzer. >> well, i think we can get comprehensive immigration reform. i
it for packages only. mail monday through friday, saturday just packages. the government accountable office says it violates current law that requires six day a week delivery. the postal service agreed, saying they are simply responding to the "financial realities of america," carol. >> zain asher live in new york. >>> put down the salt shaker. a new harvard study finds 1 in 10 americans die from eating too much salt. the rate of heart attack and stroke, pointed the finger at packages and processed foods like bread and cheese and say it's hard for the average person to avoid salty foods. we take a closer look at how much salt is in the food, especially if it's marketed to your kids. >> carol, now i'm thinking twice about everything i eat and feed my children. bottom line, we eat way too much salt, mostly from processed food. >> carol is a healthy cooking coach. gets lots of practice feeding her 0-month-old daught10-month-g fan of carrots and introduced a range of foods and spices to her 4-year-old son, ryan. >> there aren't many moms going out there and bringing their children spices. >> he love
to the federal law that says that the federal government will not recognize same-sex marriages even in states where it is legal. so people, and gay people who are married in new york and new england and all of the states where it is legal, they cannot file joint tax return, and they can't get social security survivor's benefits and if the court upholds doe m s doma all is overturn and if it is overturned then the federal government will have to treat married people like married people. >> does it line up in the court that way as well? >> well, this is always a difficult question is what effect does public opinion have on the justices. the official answer is none. they apply the constitution, and the real world answer is plenty. there are five republicans and four democrats on the supreme court, and that is pretty much all you need to know, and however, one of the republicans is anthony kennedy who has been generally very supportive of gay rights and so many people think that he is going to join the democrats in vetting to overturn doma. >> and neither of us is old enough, but when we are are
but the federal defensive marriage act bar is recognition of same-sex marriage by the government which affects more than 1,000 federal benefits for spouses. everything from filing taxes and receiving death benefits to who gets called as next of kin. >> i had had to list her as my sister just so that someone would call her in the event that i'm killed or missing in action or i'm hurt on the job. she can't be my emergency contact. she can't receive my remains. >> reporter: corraine gets the benefits of being married because the local government in the nation's capital recognizes same-sex marriage but only nine states and the district have taken that step so corraine loses status as a spouse just by crossing the potomac river into virginia. >> why do we have to be married locally but federally it's nothing? we're friends. we wear a ring symbolically. it's ridiculous. >> what the bill does -- >> reporter: now the defense of marriage act, also known as doma, first passed by congress and signed by president clinton in 1996 is being challenged at the supreme court. >> it's being asked to decide there
by the federal government which allows 1,000 separate benefits for spouses, everything from filing taxes and receiving death benefits to who gets called as next of kin. >> i had to list karane as my sister just so that someone would call her in the event, that you know, i'm killed or missing in action or i'm hurt on the job. she can't be me emergency contact. she can't receive my remains. >> reporter: karane, on the other hand, as a employee of the district of columbia gets the benefit of being married because the district recognizes same-sex marriage but only nine districts have taken that step so she loses that status as a spouse just because she crosses the river on the potomac. >> we're a ring symbolically, so, you know, it's ridiculous. >> what the bill does -- >> reporter: now the defense of marriage act, also known by doma first passed by congress and signed by president clinton in 1996, is being challenged at the supreme court. >> it's being asked to decide whether as to whether or not congress can pass a law that treats same-sex couples who are already married under the laws of
and 20 organizations own us, own the government as well, and nobody can get into politics unless somebody pays them to get there. and then they can't really represent us, can they? >> all right, thank you, fascinating conversation. fascinating conversation. i appreciate both of your points. stand by. i'll bring in a new panel on this topic, reports surfacing that jay leno will pass the torch on to jimmy fallon. but jay has got some choice words for nbc execs and thinly veiled jokes before he goes. so much to talk about. we have a new panel to discuss the late night wars. it is our super sized panel today. all right that's a fifth-floor problem... ok. not in my house! ha ha ha! ha ha ha! no no no! not today! ha ha ha! ha ha ha! jimmy how happy are folks who save hundreds of dollars switching to geico? happier than dikembe mutumbo blocking a shot. get happy. get geico. fifteen minutes could save you fifteen percent or more. [ male announcer ] engine light on? come to meineke now for a free code scan read and you'll say...my money. my choice. my meineke. >>> so much to talk about today. we h
in california. the federal law says the federal government will not recognize same-sex marriages even in states where it's legal. so people -- gay people who are married in new york and new england and all of the states where it's legal, they can't file joint tax returns or get joint survivor's social security benefits. if the supreme court upholds doma, all of that remains the same. if they overturn it, the federal government will have to treat married people as married people. >> more than half of the country now in support of same-sex marriage. is it that way? does the court line up that way as well? >> this is always a very difficult question. what effect does public opinion have on the justices? the official answer is none. they just apply the constitution. the real-world answer is, plenty. there are five republicans and four democrats on the supreme court. that's pretty much all you need to know. however, one of the republicans is anthony kennedy who has been generally very supportive of gay rights. so many people think he will join the democrats in voting to overturn doma. >> when talkin
force her on a plane? >> reporter: well, they really can't. they need to -- the italian government needs to request her extradition from the united states, and there is no guarantee at this point that the united states would agree. now, and also, if this court, the italian supreme court, rules that the acquittal that took place in october of 2011 is invalid, it will have to go back to another appeals court in florence and so the timing is not at all clear at this point or the mechanics of how this would be done. now, we have been told by one of amanda knox's lawyers that they are expecting an announcement from the court within the next two hours. so we're waiting to hear what they decide. it was fairly lengthy procedure today, normally in these cases the lawyers are given half an hour, but some of them went on for more than an hour in trying to make their case. so, about two hours to wait and see. >> we'll come back to you, ben wedeman if we hear anything. i'm thinking of the victim's family, meredith kercher's family, how do they feel about a retrial? >> reporter: they want a retrial. t
and local government levels. and throughout he understands that our economy works best when the middle class and those working to get into the middle class have the security they need on the job, a democratic voice in the workplace, everybody playing by the same set of rules. tom's knowledge and experience will make him an outstanding secretary of labor. and there's plenty of work to d. we're going to have to work very hard to make sure that folks find jobs with good wages and good benefits. we've got to make sure that our veterans who are returning home from iraq and afghanistan have a chance to put their incredible skills and leadership to work at home. we need to build an immigration system that works for every employee and every family and every business. i'm confident that tom's going to be able to work to promote economic growth, but also make sure that that growth is broad based. and he's going to be an sbre gal part of our team. these are a few of the families are facing and where they need an advocate and tom's the right person for that job. so i hope that the senate will act swiftl
to israel as president. he's going to meet with the new israeli government and also make stops in the west bank and in jordan as well. the president is facing a skeptical israeli public and perhaps a strained relationship with prime minister benjamin netanyahu. athena jones has a preview of the president's trip and what he hopes to accomplish. >> reporter: five years after he visited israel as a candidate, president obama is going through to reassure skeptical israelis about where he stands on iran. >> i have been crystal clear about my position on iran possessing a nuclear weapon. that is a redline for us. it's something that would not only be dangerous for israel but would be dangerous for the world. >> reporter: while he says all options are on the table to stop iran from obtaining a nuclear weapon, the president also wants to convince israeli leaders to allow more time for diplomacy. >> what we're going to be doing is continuing to engage internationally with iran understanding that we've set up the toughest sanctions ever. it's having a significant effect. >> reporter: a tough sell an
to your philosophy, which is minority voters largely accept a greater degree of government intervention than republicans can accept. that being said, i want to answer your question directly so i'll offer and you philosophical and policy example. on the philosophical level, you must communicate that the economic philosophy of republicans has caused a massive amount of wealth for everyone. and education is ripe if reform and republican principles are perfect for minority voters. >> should i let you weigh in? >> i'm sorry. >> why are you laughing? >> you're laughing at education. expound upon your laughter on education. >> well, because its s's ridicus to try to think that the party who tried to get rid of the department of education is the one who wants to push education. it's ridiculous to think the tent that wanted to gut the teachers union want to push education. the party that wanted to take funding away from education is now the party in favor of education. that's reason i started laughing. >> those policieses worked well for you over the last 40 years. those schools that you're prof
dimensional printer might actually be closer to reality than you think. the federal government has given a 3d gun maker a license to make and sell firearms. zain asher is on this for us this new york. how does this work is this can the group just start making and selling the guns right away? >> yeah, technically they can. but they're actually not going to. they'll wait for an additional license that will allow them to print and sell a broader range of guns and accessories. they're called defense distributed, a nonprofit organization, their mission is to make guns more accessible. initially they'll sell them, but then they plan on giving away the design plans for free. their hope is that anyone with a 3d printer will be able to make a gun without a permit. technically by the way it is legal to manufacture your oin gun without a permit or a background check as long as you have no plans to sell to anyone else. but let's talk about price. 3d printed guns will be at least no now much more expensive than weapons made the conventional way. currently the company is selling a 3 dflt printed 30 pound m
become. so it's really having a huge impact throughout state government here in colorado. >> jim spellman reporting live from colorado springs this morning. >>> a milestone for marriage equality this week as the u.s. supreme court hears oral arguments on prop 8 and the defense of marriage act. it comes amid growing support as more americans say they think xwa and lesbian couples should have the legal right to get married and as the republican party is urged by its own self review to solve then its tone on the issue particularly if republicans want to the attract young voter. and none other than karl rove says candidates for the next president ticket could be influenced about. >> you can imagine the next candidate saying flat out i'm for gay marriage? >> i could. >> and then karl rove quickly changed the subject. joining me now cnn contributor lz granderson and analyst for the blaze will cain. welcome to you both. >> good morning. >> morning, carol. >> so it's 34 degrees today. it's been snowing here in washington. but that is not deterring these people. they have been camping out at the s
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